CFR Welcomes a Record 8 Summer Analysts
CFR is pleased to welcome an impressive class of eight summer analysts, our largest class yet. Aneesha Aggarwal, Alyssa Attonito, Yuan Cai, Daniel Ensor, Deanna Gardner, Cheryl Ma, Jocelyn Marchyok, and Laura Marsiglio have joined CFR for our ten-week internship program. Over the past 6 weeks, they have completed CFR’s onboarding process and joined client teams to have hands-on impact this summer while learning about electricity markets, renewable energy contracts, water resiliency solutions, financial modeling, and more.
Read more about this year’s passionate group of summer analysts that are helping CFR innovate the renewable energy and water industries:
Aneesha Aggarwal is a rising 4th year at Cornell University double majoring in Applied Economics and Environmental Sciences, with a minor in Climate Change. Previously, she has interned for the Central Park Conservancy, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, and Common Energy. In her free time, she enjoys playing on her school’s frisbee team, exploring new hiking trails, and playing the ukulele.
Alyssa Attonito is a rising 4th year at Tufts University studying Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining CFR, Alyssa interned for Second Nature, where she performed climate action work, including the development of a climate solution resource tool and the creation of climate action resources. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys cooking, coaching softball, and playing frisbee and volleyball.
Yuan Cai is a graduate student at MIT, with a dual major in Building Technology and Computer Science. Her research is focused on optimizing grid peak load demand and reducing grid greenhouse gas emission through building operations. With a background in engineering, she is also interested in exploring the renewable energy industry through the perspectives of economics and policy making. In her leisure time, she loves sushi making and LEGO Architecture Series.
Daniel Ensor is a rising 4th year at the George Washington University where he studies Business Analytics and Sustainability. At GW he also supports these interests as a research assistant on the 'Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic' team. In his free time Daniel enjoys riding his bike around D.C., visiting state and national parks, and cooking.
Deanna Gardner is a rising 4th year at Brooklyn College where she studies Urban Economics. Deanna is an avid community service participant for her neighborhood and is looking forward to learning more about renewable energy, building science, and consulting.
Cheryl Ma is a rising 4th year at UCLA, majoring in Economics and double minoring in Public Affairs and Environmental Systems and Society. On campus, she works with the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative as a campus ambassador, on The Green Initiative Fund to reallocate student fees towards sustainability efforts, and with Clean Consulting as an environmental consultant. In her free time, Cheryl is an avid podcaster, painter, and plant-mom.
Jocelyn Marchyok is in the process of completing her Dual Master’s degree at the University of Michigan. She is pursuing a MSE in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Sustainable Systems with a concentration in sustainable energy systems and will graduate in December 2020. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys backpacking, DIYing, and taking care of her plants & pets.
Laura Marsiglio recently completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University and will be staying a fifth year as a President's Scholar to pursue an M.Eng. in Energy Systems Engineering. While at Lehigh, Laura was involved in a student-led social venture developing community-scale solutions to the plastic waste crisis in the Philippines. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing ultimate frisbee, reading nonfiction, and plant-based cooking.